Recording music

So I finally managed to get two laptops, the mic, some free time, my courage and a decent voice lined up, and I recorded some vocals!

Not that I’m happy with it, but hey, it’s a start.

I’m going to sit down over the next few days and try to listen objectively to what I recorded. It’s hard to do when I know what I sounded like, and the recording obviously doesn’t sound anything like that! I know I can re-record if there’s anything specific that I pick up on, and I do need to get used to the sound of my own voice when it’s outside my head…but it’s still hard to listen to my own work without wincing and wishing I was a lot better.

My next step, beyond listening and potentially re-recording what I’ve just done, is to record some piano to overlay the vocals and also provide some backing for any guitar Jay’s doing. He’s pretty good on a keyboard but I’ve learned a few of the tracks already, so I may as well get those recorded.

So that’s some music progress!

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.